The Romney Inquisition Approaches

In his speech the other day defending his Mormonism, Mitt Romney tied himself together with other religions, but failed to say that he was campaigning for those non-believers who are atheists or agnostics. In fact he said about non-believers:

"It is as if they're intent on establishing a new religion in America - the religion of secularism. They're wrong."

This was very different from the Kennedy speech of almost 5 decades ago when JFK, defending the fact that he was Catholic, supported the separation of church and state and made it clear he was running on behalf of ALL Americans.

Romney has made himself an attachment to the religious conservatives who want to establish their beliefs as PART of government. So what will happen to the secularists?

Well... he knows they're wrong. They cannot be part of a unified belief like a religionist.

That leaves folks like me questioning what the next stage will be if someone like Romney or, gosh!, Huckabee gets elected.

Will schools no longer teach evolution in biology?
Will carbon dating be rejected beyond, say, six thousand years?
Will the universe become a short order on the menu of eternity?

What happened to keeping religion out of government?

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Tags: Huckabee, religion, Romney, secularists (all tags)

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2 Comments

The right-wing has

blurred religious liberty in this country pretty bad.  Religious liberty goes both ways for believers  and non-believers. They've also been on a campaign trashing separation of church and state. Nothing in Romney's speech surprised me because all he did was try and give the religious right some reassurance.

by SocialDem 2007-12-07 11:28AM | 0 recs
Re: The Romney Inquisition Approaches

I think it goes hand in hand with the end of the world.

by reasonwarrior 2007-12-07 09:57PM | 0 recs

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